CCT REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences
The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) hosts a nine week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects. Each student receives a stipend of $4,500, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $500 in travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nine students will be selected.
Interested in a major that is within the computational sciences umbrella (leaves out few majors as it includes all sciences, mathematics, engineering, finance, statistics, etc.) with at least a 2.75 GPA, considering a career in research and/or graduate school in your major, and being a US citizen or permanent resident.
Important Dates: March 1, 2012: Application deadline; March 30, 2012: Notification of decision; May 29, 2012 through July 28, 2012: Program dates.
The research activities of the CCT are organized into five Focus Areas: Core Computing Sciences, Coast to Cosmos, Material World, Cultural Computing, and System Science and Engineering. These are broad, and sometimes overlapping areas where faculty from diverse departments (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Civil Engineering, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Music, Business, etc.) collaborate in multidisciplinary projects. Our REU students learn how to use some of the nation’s largest supercomputers, may participate in the setup and management of large-scale simulations, and may take on an important role in the analysis and visualization of the simulation results.
For more information and to apply, visit: http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/
“The program is aimed at university students who are interested in pursuing a career in computational science, applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, or the computational geosciences. The goal of the SIParCS program is to make a long-term, positive impact on the quality and diversity of the workforce needed to use and operate 21st century supercomputers. To this end, the SIParCS program can offer exceptional students a wide variety of experiences with a diverse collection of HPC equipment, software development projects, parallel computational science problems, and analysis of data and numerical methods. All these projects are tied to the HPC systems and activities that support NCAR’s scientific mission.”
We have posted our Spring 2012 training sessions to the website: